KCRG-TV9 Chief Meteorologist Joe Winters joined the KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team in August 1990. Joe anchors weathercasts weekdays on TV9 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
Joe Winters has spent over 25 years forecasting the weather for Eastern Iowa at KCRG-TV9 in Cedar Rapids. He has been the Chief Meteorologist of the First Alert Storm Team since 2006. He anchors weekday weathercasts on the KCRG-TV9 Evening News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. Additionally, he prepares weather reports for newspapers, radio stations, webcasts and a host of digital products.
Mr. Winters grew up in the small town of Princeton, Wisconsin, graduating from Princeton High School before attending the University of Wisconsin at Madison and receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in 1987.
In his last year of college, Joe was determined to find work in the field of weather and took a job shoveling snow for the owner of internationally-known Weather Central Inc., located in Madison. Looking for every opportunity to advance, he went from shoveling snow to playing radio cassettes, to answering phones, to creating weather graphics and forecasts for power companies, golf courses, transportation firms and baseball teams, including his favorite--the Milwaukee Brewers. Soon he would continue into on-air radio weather forecasting, and then, take his first step into the world of television broadcasting at WKOW Channel 27 in Madison, landing the job he had wanted since the fifth grade!
Joe, and his wife, Terrie, met during his college years in Madison when they both ended up on the same mixed bowling league team. They have been married for over 20 years and have two children. Nicholas studies at the University of Northern Iowa and Anna goes to school at Xavier High School.
Joe values his time at home with his family and also finds time to volunteer in the community and his church. He loves photography, bicycling and watching football, especially his favorite—the Green Bay Packers.
As many people know, Joe also loves Winter!